The Jewel Continuum Foundation

The Jewel Continuum Foundation Scholarship is a $500 scholarship that will be awarded based on the completion of the current essay topic and the unanimous selection of the review committee. Verification of enrollment in a two-year or four-year institution is required to receive this scholarship. Verification of enrollment includes: an official letter of acceptance from the college or university, an official letter from the registrar's office, and a detailed tuition bill showing current amount owed for the enrolling semester. Failure to provide these three items will cause a delay in receiving the scholarship. The scholarship is open to any graduating senior from an accredited high school in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb Counties. A cover letter must be included with the application and essay.Essay Question: "He's My Brother: Reforming the criminal justice system and addressing the high rate of black men incarcerated in America" (750 words typed, double-spaced)For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $500
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes

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